Recife is the Capital of the State of Pernambuco in Brazil. Recife’s name was derived from the Portuguese word for reef, referring simply to the city’s location alongside a stunning coastal reef. The exclusive Boa Viagem district (where Cleise comes from) is a waterfront paradise, situated in the center of Recife. It boasts the region’s finest beaches, upscale dining and retail districts. Often called the Venice of Brazil due to its many canals, bridges, and tiny one-way streets, Recife is a glorious and sensual city. Unlike Chicago, the annual snow fall average is … zero!